Viking 1 launch
Viking 1 was launched by a Titan/Centaur rocket from Complex 41 at Cape
Canaveral Air Force Station at 5:22 p.m. EDT to begin a half-billion mile,
11-month journey through space to explore Mars. The 4-ton spacecraft went
into orbit around the red planet in mid-1976.
credit: NASA GRIN Image # : 75PC-0443
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